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Vergennes Police Log: Found bag held empty bottles and more

VERGENNES — Vergennes police are hoping to return a bag found in the lobby of a local bank on March 2 to its owner. Police said the contents of the bag included uniform pants, two bottles of nearly empty Canadian LTD whiskey, and an Alcoholics Anonymous schedule. They are holding the found property at the city’s North Main Street police station.
In other action between Feb. 27 and March 4, Vergennes police:
•  On Feb. 27 talked with a woman involved in a dispute with a former roommate who left belongings behind when he moved out more than two months ago; police described the man as homeless. She disposed of the belongings when she did not hear from him, but said he became upset when he learned about her action. Police said it was a civil matter, but attempted to reach him to ward off any conflict. When they could not, they told the woman to let them know about any issues.
•  On Feb. 27 asked Barre police to issue a no-trespass order to a teen who acted suspiciously when he knocked on the door of a Panton Road home; police said he was an acquaintance of a former occupant of the residence.
•  On Feb. 27 helped a motorist whose car was disabled near the Small City Market.
•  On Feb. 28 tried unsuccessfully to find an oversize truck carrying a modular home on Route 22A in Panton that had been reported to be speeding.
•  On Feb. 28 conducted a background check for the Army National Guard.
•  On March 1 responded to an accident at the intersection of Main and School streets; police said an unoccupied car rolled into a fire hydrant.
•  On March 1 backed up Vermont State Police at a traffic stop in the Champlain Farms parking lot.
•  On March 2 helped a Ferrisburgh resident who reported being the victim of identity theft; through documents sent to the resident, police identified a suspect in New Hampshire and alerted authorities there.
•  On March 2 were alerted by Porter Hospital that a man with a self-inflicted, but not serious, accidental gunshot wound being treated there was from Vergennes; police learned he had moved to New Haven, where the incident occurred.
•  On March 2 after being asked to keep an eye out for a tractor-trailer truck that nearly caused an accident on Route 22A, stopped the truck; cited its operator for a number of violations, including not keeping an up-to-date logbook; and ordered the truck out of service for 10 hours.
•  On March 3 ticketed a driver for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia at a West Main Street traffic stop.
•  On March 5 issued 10 tickets to vehicles parked in violation of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight street parking.
•  At a March 5 traffic stop on Route 22A in Panton cited the driver and a passenger for possession of marijuana and the driver for speeding.
•  On March 5 ticketed a driver for possession of hash oil and paraphernalia at a West Main Street traffic stop.
•  On March 5 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Main Street call. 

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